Michális Stavrou Michael


Born to Cypriot immigrant parents, Michális S. Michael grew up in the elusive diasporic topography of London, Cyprus and Australia. A refugee of 1974, after drifting between university studies and labour intesive job, he became engaged in what ostensibly could be descripbed as "practicing politics". His eventual exodus from "politics", saw him gravitate towards academia with the innovative Centre for Dialogue at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). As research fellow Michael has been involved with cutting edge projects that straddle the disciplinary terrains of culture, politics, conflict and power (e.g. 'Australia's handling of tensions between Islam and the West since September 11', 'International Conflict, Religion and Culture', 'Dialogue Diaspora', 'Developing an Interfaith/Intercultural Network for Melbourne's Northern Region'. Dr Michael's publications include: Cyprus in the Modern World (Vanias Press, 2005), Asia-Pacific Geopolitics: Hegemony versus Human Security, (co-editor, Edward Elgar, 2007), Europe between Islam and the United States (co-editor, Global Change, Peace & Security, 2008), Civilizational Dialogue and World Order: The Other Politics of Cultures, Religions and Civilizations in International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan 2009); and Negotiating History: Resolving the Cyprus Conflict